In an interview with Charlie Rose, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that she doesn’t approve of Congress and blamed the Republicans for blocking the president’s agenda.

Rose: Americans in overwhelming numbers show that they don’t approve of the Congress. Why do you think that is?

Pelosi: Well they don’t see- I don’t approve of the Congress, so count me among them.  The fact is that we’ve had a period of time where ther’s been obstruction to anything the president wants to do. The public isn’t aware of the process…

Rose reminded Pelosi that Obama had overwhelming majorities in Congress during his first two years to which she replied that they had approval ratings of 40% and now it’s at 25%.  Actually according to Gallup during Pelosi’s tenure as Speaker, Congress’ approval ratings were 23% and 25% respectively, though they have fallen even further since then.

The fact is that even with large majorities in Congress the Democrats struggled to pass the legislation that the administration wanted so it wasn’t just the GOP that stymied the administration and made Pelosi one of the most ineffective Speaker’s in history.

Maybe if they had spent more time on actually trying to pass substantive legislation rather than name post offices, they might not have lost control of the House in 2010.

Of course if she doesn’t approve she could always leave, but Pelosi is delusional enough to believe that she will get her old job back so she is sticking around for now.

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